Labour supporters furious at pension move

Regional and local Labour party branches are furious at the government’s plans to increase the state pension age and see it as a reason to let the cabinet fall, the Telegraaf says on Friday, quoting BNR radio.

The paper says various local branches of the PvdA think Labour ministers’ agreement with the increase is a good reason to call early elections. Labour is part of the three-party coalition.
No party included a commitment to increase the state pension age in their 2006 election campaign and, according to opinion polls, more people oppose than support the idea.
Labour’s popularity is currently at an all-time low, with some polls saying is support has more than halved. The party has 33 seats in the current 150 seat parliament.

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